Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Ready-Steady-STAMP Challenge 23

For this RSS challenge we were asked to use Turquoise, Lime Green and Purple, a house, rectangles, acetate and handwriting.  I used DCWV paper to cover my fat book page and cut the house from some too.  The roof is Papermania bp.  I used acetate behind the windows and added flower images by HOTP.  I stamped round the edges and wrote the words by hand. 

Zig Zags

The new challenge for this week on My Time To Craft is Zig Zags - to use anything zig zag shaped on our work.  For my DT card I used some Daisy and Dandelion bp, and stamped a zig zag stitch stamp all round the edges.  I used a Penny Black image, coloured in with Copics, and the sentiment is also PB.  I used pinking shears to cut the mat for the image and finished with some adhesive gems.
I am also entering this card for the Papertake Weekly Challenge which is In Stitches.

Monday, 28 June 2010

U is for Unhappy!

We are up to U in the InchybyInch challenge for the alphabet inchies, and the obvious one for this was umbrella but I don't have a stamp of one small enough, so I looked through my stamps for inspiration and thought that this little girl on a Crafty Individuals stamp looked unhappy so went for that!  As usual the edges are coloured with Distress Ink, Crushed Olive this week.

As requested last week, here also is a pic of all the inchies so far!

Flower Power

The new theme on Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge is Flower Power.  This fortnight the challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and you can win $10 to spend in the store, so pop over to the blog to join in!
For my DT card I used a poppy foam stamp from QVC and watercoloured it in with Marvy Le Plumes and added black Stickles to the centres.  I embellished with punched flowers and leaves and Primas and little jewels.  Sorry it is so big but if I make it smaller it is blurred for some reason!

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Make The Day Special DT Blog Hop

The draw for prizes is now closed! Thank you to everyone who left comments!


Well done Jan, please email me with your details and I will get your prizes in the post!!

Welcome to the Make The Day Special Blog Hop!  The hop is open until 10am on Monday 28th June when a draw will be made on each of the DT blogs from all the comments submitted.  Each blog will have a winner and the prize will be the item made by the DT member, and maybe some extras! plus some lovely prizes on the Make The Day Special blog - so make sure you visit all the blogs to be in with lots of chances!  You should have come here from Kim's blog, if not go back to Make The Day Special and start at the beginning!

I have made a tag using Unity stamps, available from Emily here and they are from the May Moments in Bloom kit and {ippity} Fall for You, available here.  The papers are from the So Sophie range by My Mind's Eye and I have embellished the tag with Card Candy, Prima flowers and Liquid Pearls.

If you would like a chance to win this tag, plus the 4 Unity stamps show above, then please leave me a comment to go in the draw!
Please go from here to Jo's blog for the next part of the hop!

Friday, 25 June 2010

I is for Icy Colours

We are up to I this week on the Alphabet Challenge Blog (third time round!) and this week I have chosen Icy Colours as the theme.   I decided to make a Christmas card for my DT work, one more to add to the growing pile!  I used cool greens and blues and my cute polar bear stamp that I have had for ages and comes out every year!  I embossed some white card with my Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder and punched some snowflakes with my MS punch.  The sentiment is HOTP and I cut the mats for it with Nesties.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Yuletide in June

This week on My Time To Craft, the theme is Yuletide in June - a chance to make an early start on those Christmas cards!  For my DT card I used some DCWV bps and a Penny Black slapstick snowman image, coloured in with Copics and Promarkers.  The greeting is also by Penny Black, which very nicely covers over a smudge of ink!!!  I used my Martha Stewart snowflake punch that appears on a lot of my Christmas cards!!

Monday, 21 June 2010

T is for Thimbles

We are up to T on the InchybyInch alphabet challenge, and I have used a tiny thimble stamp for my inchie, inking the edges with Victorian Velvet DI.

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Moments in Bloom

Here is another little 4" x 4" card, I love this size, using a stamp from the May Unity kit - Moments in Bloom, available from Emily at Make The Day Special. 
I stamped the fern image using green Memento ink, and used Antique Linen DI for the background and edges of the card.  The paper is by My Mind's Eye and I love these, must get some more!  The little greeting is by Kanban and seemed perfect for the style of image.

Friday, 18 June 2010

H is for Hearts

We are up to H on the Alphabet Challenge Blog, and this week I chose Hearts for the theme.  My DT card is made using Papermania bps that I have had for years, I expect lots of you will remember those!  and a Penny Black cow stamp, coloured in with Copics. 

Also our Design Team call is still open for another week, so pop over for details if you are interested in applying.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Blog Hop Win!!

I was lucky enough to be picked as the Friends with Flair Blog Hop winner a couple of weeks ago and my fab prize of 25 Unity stamps arrived this morning!  Can't wait to get started on using them!!

You can buy Unity stamps from Emily at Make The Day Special.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

S for Smile

We are at S this week on the InchybyInch challenge blog, and my S is for Smile.  I used a Crafty Individuals image and Broken China Distress Ink for the background.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Ready-Steady-STAMP Challenge 22


For the RSS Challenge 22, we had to use green, black and white, fabric, sequins, fashion theme and use a punch to make an embellishment different from what it was meant to be!  I found some little images in green for my fat book page, used K & Co Hannah BP, and stamped Crafty Individuals flourish stamp over it.  For the fabric element, I used some Aida fabric and punched 2 different sized flowers with my Tim Holtz die, and inked them with Distress Inks.  I punched some maple leaves with a Martha Stewart corner punch and made them into flowers.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge - Something for Males

It is time for the next challenge on Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge blog, and this time the theme is Something for a Male/Father's Day.  This challenge is sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps and a prize of some digital stamps and papers for the lucky winner!

For my DT card I used this lovely blue check paper from Stitchy Bear, and stamped a vintage car image which I coloured with Copics then triple embossed with clear embossing powder to get a lovely shiny image.  I cut the Dad letters with my QK Lemonade Cookie Cutter dies, and the swirl is cut on my Cricut.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Blog Party Throughout June!!

To celebrate it's 6 month anniversary, Which Crafts? is having a blog party throughout June, with competitions, challenges and swaps.
The current challenge is All One Colour Challenge -  to create something all in one colour with different shades of that colour.  I made a three fold card for my DT example, using blue pps and stamping various stamps in blue.

So pop on over to the blog and join in the fun and be in with a chance of winning some prizes!!

Very Green!

This card, which is very green! is made using stamps from the Celebrate Today set by My Cute Stamp, available from Emily at Make The Day Special.   I wanted to use my white Stazon, so stamped some of the flourishy stamp over the green background, and stamped 3 of the seed head stamp and coloured them in with Copics.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Unity Friends with Flair Blog Hop

My card today for the FWF Blog Hop, is made using stamps from the Unity Fall for You Spring 2010 Kit available from Emily at Make The Day Special.  I used K & Co Urban Rhapsody BP and stamped onto a mat cut with Nesties, the birds are coloured in with Copics and I used Antique Linen DI to ink the mat.

G is for Green

This week we are up to G on the Alphabet Challenge Blog, and I chose G for Green (it's my favourite colour!).  I used a Sugar Nellie stamp, Maggie, for my DT work, colouring her in with Copics and adding her to a green background, doodling round the edges.  I finished with a Card Candy greeting and spots (not sure what they are called!), flowers and Liquid Pearl blobs!

I have put a DT call on the blog this week as we are looking for a couple of new members, so please pop over and take a look!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Xtra Special

The new challenge on My Time To Craft this week is Xtra Special - to make something for a special person or special occasion.  For my DT work, I made a wedding card for a friend who married recently using my Popcorn bear wedding stamp.  I coloured the image with Distress Inks and Copics, and used my Martha Stewart punch for the lacy edging, and my Leone Em punch for the fern leaves to go with the roses.

I am also entering this card for the Tuesday Taggers challenge, All That Blooms.

Monday, 7 June 2010

R is for Rose

We are up to R on InchybyInch's alphabet and I have made a Rose inchie for mine.  I stamped my little rose stamp, one of the very first stamps I bought years ago, and coloured it with Copics.  I inked the background with Bundled Sage DI.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Celebrate Today

My card today is another mini card (4" x 4") - I do love this size!  I used stamps from the fab Celebrate Today set of stamps, by My Cute Stamp, available from Emily at Make The Day Special.
I inked the background with Bundled Sage DI and stamped one of the swirly images all over, then I stamped one of the flowers onto pink pp several times and cut them out, doing the same with the sentiment.  I doodled round the words and the edges of the mat to match the style of the flowers and added adhesive gems in the flower centres and corner.

Friday, 4 June 2010

F is for Flowers

We are up to F on the Alphabet Challenge blog, and this week I chose F for Flowers for the theme, so hopefully it will be a popular one!  I made these houses for a swap I host on Craft Swap Forum so am using these for my DT work too!  I used stamps from the My Cute Stamp set, Celebrate Today, available from Emily at Make The Day Special, and the word stamp is by Studio G.  I used Bundled Sage DI on the backgrounds, and stamped and cut out flowers onto pink pp.  I edged them with a Copic pen and added jewels to finish.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Q for Queen

We are up to Q on the InchybyInch alphabet challenge, and I had just the right stamp for this one - a Queen's Dresser Drawers image with this little girl on!  I coloured her with Copics and used Broken China DI for the background.

Wild Thing

The challenge on My Time To Craft this week is Wild Thing - anything that lives or grows in the wild.  I made a CAS card (clean and simple!) for my DT work this week.  I used a black card, and the paper is actually the inside of an envelope!  I stamped my lion image and just doodled round the edge and added some black jewels and finally I used a Kanban greeting diecut.